Fixture: (30) Camila Giorgi vs Tereza Martincova
Date: 19 January 2022
Tournament: Australian Open 2022
Round: Second round (Round of 64)
Venue: Melbourne, Australia
Category: Grand Slam
Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt
Match timing: 11 a.m. local time, 12 a.m. GMT, 5.30 a.m. IST
Prize money: $75,000,000
Live telecast: USA - Tennis Channel | UK - Eurosport | India - Sony Six, Sony Liv
Camila Giorgi vs Tereza Martincova preview
Camila Giorgi and Tereza Martincova will lock horns in an exciting second-round tussle at the 2022 Australian Open on Wednesday.
Girorgi, the 30th seed, opened her campaign with a dominant 6-4, 6-0 win over Anastasia Potapova. The Italian's power-packed game was firing on all cylinders and she will now be looking to carry her momentum into the second round.
Martincova, meanwhile, was made to work hard for her opening win against American Lauren Davis. The Czech fended off her spirited opponent in two tight sets to notch up her first Australian Open main draw victory.
The win would have given Martincova some much-needed confidence, given that she came into the tournament having made early exits in both warmup events.
Camila Giorgi vs Tereza Martincova head-to-head
This will be the first career meeting between Camila Giorgi and Tereza Martincova, so their current head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Camila Giorgi vs Tereza Martincova prediction
Given her superior ranking and past record at Melbourne Park, Camila Giorgi will be the firm favorite heading into the second-round contest.
The Italian plays a gung-ho brand of tennis and can be extremely hard to beat when at her best. She showed flashes of her best tennis in the opening-round win over Potapova and will look to take control of the baseline on Wednesday as well.
Tereza Martincova has enjoyed a successful spell over the last couple of seasons, but she will need to be at her very best to fend off Giorgi's power.
The Czech has her own set of strengths, including reliable groundstrokes, but she will need to play much more aggressively to stand a chance at staging an upset in this one.
Prediction: Camila Giorgi to win in straight sets
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